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Noob Tips

d0kRX
1305 posts Member
edited December 2017
I first played a shooter game in high school (literally) like ten years ago. I was alright but that was mouse and keyboard and basically just a couple days. I never touched shooter games again after that except a couple times. Then my cousin got BF1 2015 and I loved it, eventually I got it too (console). And now I got BF2. BUT I am still the worst player at this game! The struggle is real. I’ve googled lots of ways to ‘improve’ my aim and my game but i still struggle. I wanted to post the tips, for noobs like myself, below that I’ve found. There are probably some things I’m missing so please please comment and help the noobs so that it can be more fun for everyone!

1. Practice aiming maybe in arcade, then multiplayer.
2. Adjust your sensitivity and other relevant options in the settings
3. Practice some more
4. Try to learn the maps
5. Try to learn where the enemy spawns from
6. Play the objective
7. Practice some more
PSN: d0kRX

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  • I initially found galactic assault a struggle, always getting caught out but now i'm more comfortable with this mode due to learning the maps and awareness of enemy positions. This helps you get in good positions and lowers the times you get caught out. Just need to be observant and keep playing till one day it'll just click like it did with me. You posted good tips.
  • Yeah and also, stick to the edge of the maps and / or use cover. If you go charging up the centre of the map you're gonna get killed. A lot.
  • d0kRX
    1305 posts Member
    KrewZi wrote: »
    I initially found galactic assault a struggle, always getting caught out but now i'm more comfortable with this mode due to learning the maps and awareness of enemy positions. This helps you get in good positions and lowers the times you get caught out. Just need to be observant and keep playing till one day it'll just click like it did with me. You posted good tips.
    EV02AAA wrote: »
    Yeah and also, stick to the edge of the maps and / or use cover. If you go charging up the centre of the map you're gonna get killed. A lot.

    Thanks guys, those are some good tips.
    PSN: d0kRX
  • If you are not good at aiming start off with the heavy, then assault, then officer and finally specialist
  • Just keep trying and if everyone else has high kills don't sweat it, get your points for playing objective, work on reaction times and don't rely on that crap radar to tell you someones about to shave your rear end. Also turn off aim assist in options, too much lag on it.
    Look round and don't panic. I often get frustrated and end up hitting wrong keys, (good job you cant actually frag your own team or i would be in the deep stuff). Any way if you stick with your other team members every time you spawn as much as possible, even if its just covering them, its good team work, if they get smacked, then fine, you keep going until you die then repeat. It will also build up confidence. good luck keep going.
  • d0kRX
    1305 posts Member
    jonci wrote: »
    Just keep trying and if everyone else has high kills don't sweat it, get your points for playing objective, work on reaction times and don't rely on that **** radar to tell you someones about to shave your rear end. Also turn off aim assist in options, too much lag on it.
    Look round and don't panic. I often get frustrated and end up hitting wrong keys, (good job you cant actually frag your own team or i would be in the deep stuff). Any way if you stick with your other team members every time you spawn as much as possible, even if its just covering them, its good team work, if they get smacked, then fine, you keep going until you die then repeat. It will also build up confidence. good luck keep going.

    This is good advice thanks!
    PSN: d0kRX
  • 4 and 6 should be your top 2.

    Reason being, you can place top / MVP with 0 kills if played correctly.
  • Thanks for all this; I’ve been TRYING to play the game but when the others are racking up kills, I just can’t help but feel bad with 0 to at most, 1 lucky kill...!

    I can imagine the top players as Heros could really bump up the number, but really, it gets a little tedious constantly at the bottom of every match.
    I think I go through quite a bit of what’s on the list, but the Single Player is far too forgiving, the Multi Player I barely notice the opponent and I’m killed!

    I suppose more practice...? And maybe Star Cards do help (but not the aim surely)?
  • HumBo there's good threads like this in the forums that will give you good tips on how to improve. There's op setups for each class that make it easier to kill but you might have to grind a bit to unlock those guns/gun extensions, star cards.
  • Thanks for your comment KrewZi, yeah I’ve been reading up, also looking at YouTube as well but mine never quite goes like theirs lol. Maybe it is more practice and familiarisation of the battle field.

    Ops as in star cards set up? I can see the set up of whoever killed me so I am looking to see what combo they use; I started with the basic pack so a while to grind away!
  • over powered setup's can just be the beastly gun's with gun mods or a combination of great guns with star cards. You can do star cards alone like specialist with shield and melee. But you really want to be grinding your way to the great guns. It helps a lot knowing the map, enemy positions and favorable positions on the map for you.

    When i first started i was getting hit all the time having no idea where it was coming from. It was rough going but over time i started figuring things out. Still learning every time too. Keep on grinding, it'll be worth it.
  • Ooh okay I’ll lol into the weapons and mods a bit more, but thanks for the encouragement, will keep going :)
  • d0kRX
    1305 posts Member
    KrewZi wrote: »
    Keep on grinding, it'll be worth it.

    Exactly what I'm experiencing too, just gotta keep grinding, and learning the setups that are good.
    PSN: d0kRX
  • @HumBo, been there, and actually, not all that far from there still. First few games was run towards action, die before seeing anyone, repeat. Finally caught some people off guard for some kills. Then I was able to run around longer and maybe shoot some before dying.

    Remember that the youtubers are showing you their highlights. Watch their streams and see them die more often. They only post the best stuff. Realizing that helped my confidence a bit.
  • Actually this is a good point. Watch others play through youtube, twitch. You pick up a lot of tips.
  • d0kRX
    1305 posts Member
    MinTuba wrote: »
    @HumBo, been there, and actually, not all that far from there still. First few games was run towards action, die before seeing anyone, repeat. Finally caught some people off guard for some kills. Then I was able to run around longer and maybe shoot some before dying.

    Remember that the youtubers are showing you their highlights. Watch their streams and see them die more often. They only post the best stuff. Realizing that helped my confidence a bit.

    Watching THEDOOGLE9000 is real fun, I’ve learned a lot just by watching his YouTube channel.
    PSN: d0kRX
  • Slow down. Don't go places alone. Bring the right gear. Aim small/miss small.

    Remember the Four F's of infantry tactics: Find it. Fix it. Flank it. Finish it.

    All sorts of wisdom flows from that. For example:

    Is your team all bunched up and standing still (i.e. fixed)? You're about to get flanked.

    Is the other team all bunched up and standing still? Flank them or make them move to a better place to shoot them or worse place to shoot you.

    That's where the knowing the map comes in. Where are they going to be? Where do you get flanked from? Where do you go to flank?

    If you get the first three parts right "Finish It" becomes much easier. Aiming is much faster and more accurate if you already know where you should be pointing your weapon.
  • Sounds like fun to be in a position to make those moves Frimmel. I hope they add all ga maps to arcade so we can learn them properly.
  • KrewZi wrote: »
    Sounds like fun to be in a position to make those moves Frimmel. I hope they add all ga maps to arcade so we can learn them properly.

    I'm not always very good at it mind you but I know my rounds are much worse when I don't keep those things in mind.

    Lots of simple stuff. Listen. You can hear sniper bolts go past you. Where would that have come from? You can hear enemies talking or your team talking or weapons charging or footsteps. Watch where your teammates are shooting. Where would someone run away from that to? Where would someone who wanted to flank those guys go or be going or coming from to do that?

    The answer only matters if you're asking the right question. Ask questions during the game.

    Watch the map. Watch the kill log. There's all sorts of information. Processing it and acting on it is at least as important as your aim.
  • Although I'm no stranger to first person games, BF2 is my first multiplayer game, been playing since it came out, and although I'm nowhere near the best, I can see I've improved a lot from knowing the maps. I can better guess where the opponents are going to come from and I get surprised a bit less compared to when I started. I agree that knowing the map is one of the most important things to learn. as you play, your shooting will improve as well. and maybe you will develop your own tactics using the different abilities given to each trooper. :)
  • d0kRX wrote: »
    1. Practice aiming maybe in arcade, then multiplayer.
    2. Adjust your sensitivity and other relevant options in the settings
    ...
    For 1, my aha! moment was to stop aiming down the sights so much (L2 on PS4) and instead hipfire. This greatly increased my chances of surviving 1 on 1 in close to mid quarters. The hipfire spread seems much less than other FPS games I was used too. And I could move faster, thus being a harder target to hit.


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